No place is more quintessential LA than Venice. Named for its many canals, originally called the Venice of America, Venice is a beloved and different part of the city. For tourists and local angelenos, ordering a Los Angeles limousine for an outing in Venice is popular. Being a generally walkable area, exploring Venice Beach, the Boardwalk, canals, pier and great art venues can all easily be done in one day. While many hop on the bike to head up towards Santa Monica, Venice offers something different than any other place in California, perhaps in America. Where else would you come solely for people-watching and seeing more colorful characters than in boring everyday life? Furthermore, Venice Beach may be the most visited people-watching destination in the world. Let’s look further and why you should rent an LA limo service head on out to Venice!
You can come here to enjoy a nice drink at the Boardwalk while watching some of the most interesting people you’ll ever meet. And we mean ever. The Venice Boardwalk is always lively and just some you may encounter includes jugglers, panhandlers, preachers, medical marihuana doctors, skater dudes, hippie types, and everything in between. Maybe the most famous place at Venice Beach is Muscle Beach, famous for the “discovery” of Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger. This place is even a popular destination for LAX sedan rentals, due to the many tourists wanting to experience this signature LA landmark. Venice has been the location for dozens of film productions and has been featured in movies and TV-shows as Pacific Blue, Gilmore Girls, Baywatch, American History X, the Nightmare on Elm Street, Grease, Dracula vs. Frankenstein, Dante’s Inferno, and many more. People order an LA limo service to Venice Beach for a great day beaching, people-watching, checking out the various souvenir shops, bike-renting, and dining.
As the LA limo service of ours have offered transportation here for over 20 years now, you can trust us for a top notch Venice outing. Looking for an outing somewhere else? We also offer the best rated Malibu wine tour, as well as LAX rides and transportation throughout the Greater LA Area and Southern California. Let our Los Angeles limousine services represent five things you’ll love about Venice!
Once home to as many as sixteen miles of canals, Venice now has three remaining miles of canals. These are now protected as part of the Venice Canal Historic District, which is an LA Historic-Cultural Monument and also listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. You can rent an LA limo service to go exploring the canals. Or you could take a stroll here for a more charming and quieter Venice experience than the Boardwalk. The Venice Canals Walkway has over two miles of pedestrian-friendly trails along the idyllic canals. Developed by real estate developer Abbot Kinney in 1904, most of the former canals were filled to make space for freeways. The remaining waterways are beautiful and lead through an affluent housing area with houses backing up to the canals. The walkway is located between Venice- and Washington Boulevards. LA limo renters come here for various reasons; some fall in love with the narrow walkways and tiny bridges, while others come to admire the architecture of the houses. We have also transferred customers often to the canals for row-boating, kayaking and picnicking. While the Grand Canal is the largest and maybe most famous, the others include the Carroll-, Linnie-, Eastern-, Howland- and Sherman Canals. Getting their picture taken by the canals is common for tourists riding with an LAX sedan from the LAX airport to Venice. We also often transfer locals here by limo and sedan vehicles.
Venice is home to an array of bars and a lively nightlife. Whether you are going on a date with your partner, or need an LA limo service for a friends’ outing on town, we can help with your Los Angeles limousine to Venice. One of the favorite bars for LA limo services are Nikki’s, where you might just find the cheapest beer in town for only three dollars each. This is a trending destination for LA beer crawls, while many also decide on a Malibu wine tour for wine-tastings by the Pacific. The Brig is a great choice on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, while the Venice Whaler is known for its lively nightlife. For some great dining overlooking the beach, ocean and even views as far as the California Channel Islands, head to the High Rooftop Lounge, located at Hotel Erwin.
For a huge variety in beers and cool nightclub, head to the German Wurstkuche on Lincoln Boulevard. Instead of a Malibu wine tour, do some wine-tasting in Venice! Both the Otheroom and Venice Beach Wine are great picks for wine-tasting tours. Our favorite Venice bars must be the Venice Ale House, particularly famous for their more than thirty varietals of craft beers, and Hinano Cafe, located right by the Venice Pier with breakfasts for as low as five dollars per meal. Instead of a wine tour, you could always bring friends along for a limo beer crawl at the Ale House! While Hollywood might be the most popular night destination for party buses and Los Angeles limousine services, Venice has recently become a more and more popular place for a night on town. Looking for a different kind of outing? Book a Malibu wine tour to Malibu Wines for live entertainment during weekends!
We often get people calling for an LAX limousine or LA limo service wanting to go to Venice, but still haven’t picked a hotel to stay at. For accommodation in Venice you have a wide range of choices. May Los Angeles limousine renters prefer staying at the Venice Boardwalk. Check out Hotel Erwin, previously Best Western, for a great hotel on the beach. This is also a trending LAX sedan destination as many tourists prefer staying at a beach hotel when visiting Los Angeles. The rooftop bar at the hotel, named the High, has one of Venice’ best views and food. For breakfast, check out the Hash Restaurant for some great breakfast. This hipster hotel opened in 2009 and is just a couple hundred feet from the Pacific. Spacious rooms and beach-theme. Another choice for accommodation is the Venice Beach House, a 1911 bungalow listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Just one block from the Venice Boardwalk and Beach, the two-story hotel is located on one of the most iconic Venice sidewalk streets.
For an option a tiny bit further from the Venice Boardwalk craziness, the Inn at Venice Beach is located three blocks from the ocean, which is just far enough for a quiet getaway. LA limo riders will enjoy that the hotel is right on the border between Venice and Marina del Rey, with great walking options to both locations. The hotels of Venice are popular for international- and domestic tourists, and many order LAX sedan services from LAX to the hotels here for a signature LA experience. As recently has yesterday we transferred hotel guests with LAX sedan from the Inn at Venice Beach for a Malibu wine tour to the Malibu Canyons.
Angelenos and others booking our limousines or Los Angeles party bus vehicles often visit the great eateries of Venice. Some favorites for the LA limo service are the Sidewalk Café with tables in the sand at Venice Beach, and Jody Maroni’s Sausage Kingdom, which offers more than twenty sausage sandwiches and is known for having the region’s best hot dogs. And we get it, why head on a Malibu wine tour when you can enjoy a cocktail in the sand at the Sidewalk Café! Wanna dine in a century old beach house? Check out Joe’s Restaurant for some great French- and Californian dishes. Los Angeles limousine services even get called for LAX sedan rides straight to this old beach house from LAX. Gjelina is yet another great restaurant, particularly known for its lovely outdoor patio. For some great drinks and Mediterranean food to match the climate, head to the Tasting Kitchen on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. The hip bar at the Rose Cafe-Restaurant is another great pick for drinks and food.
Looking for some Italian cuisine? Head to C&O Cucina. For Indian, check our the Hurry Curry Indian Food, or for Thai food, check out the Ekkamai Thai Restaurant on W. Washington Boulevard. Looking for vegan dishes? Head to Cafe Gratitude Venice for great vegetarian- and vegan dishes. Other great Venice eateries include 26 Beach, Fresh In The Box, El Charro, Via Veneto, 72 Market Street Oyster Bar and Grill, and Baby Blues BBQ. Although several eateries here offer great wine-tastings, you can always book a Malibu wine tour for an outing in the vineyards. For whatever dining experience though, styling it up with an LA limo service or sedan will make it a dinner to remember! For an even more exciting outing, contact us for a Malibu wine tour which includes dinner! A popular Malibu wine tour winery-visit is Cornell Winery, located next-door to the Old Place Restaurant.
For those interested in art, Venice is a mecca. Even people booking with LAX sedan and limousine services from the LAX have headed to the LA Louver to check out the gorgeous galleries. Wanna see a totally different building? Take a few photos of the unique Binoculars Building on Main Street. For one of the top literary arts center in the region, Los Angeles limousine travelers head to the Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center on Venice Boulevard. The two-story Louver offers galleries from some of California’s and the country’s greatest artists, and occasional exhibits by international artists. Being the city’s primary artery, Windward Ave. stretches from Venice Beach towards the inland. Having guested celebrities such as Charlie Chaplin and various others, the bungalow Venice Beach House dates back to 1911. Long before the start of our LA limo service twenty years ago. It has been listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places since 1986, and it is definitely worth exploring (or staying at) for those interested in great architecture and history. Malibu wine tour explorers and other limousine renters will love the mural depicting how Venice once looked like inside the old historic Venice Post Office, surrounded by numerous galleries and art-venues at Windward Ave. Experiencing great arts here might be most popular for tourists using LAX sedan services, but locally grown Angelenos love it as well. Get a Los Angeles limousine to experience the Venice art today!
Movies Filmed in Venice
With its beautiful beach, canals and short way to Hollywood, hundreds of movies have been filmed in Venice. Los Angeles limousine passengers recently made us aware of the many films made here. Did you for example know that the Venice Canals can be seen in American Pie (1999)? Many of the Venice film locations can be visited on cinematic tours with LA limo service. Dude’s crib in The Big Lebowski (1998) is found here, and a stolen bike scene in Nightcrawler (2014) takes place at Venice Beach. Venice High School can be seen in American History X (1998), Shiherli’s apartment in Heat (1995) can also be visited on cinematic limo tours of Venice. An LAX sedan client made us recently aware that Venice High School can be seen in Grease (1978), and that the church in Million Dollar Baby (2004) actually is Saint Mark Catholic Church here in Venice. We have also transferred people with Los Angeles limousine vehicles to the famous fishing pier. This pier can be seen in Point Break (1991), while The Brigg Pub in Chef (2014) is also in Venice.
Glen Lantz (Johnny Depp) visits the canals in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), while the run-in with Gamble in SWAT (2003) takes place at Hinano Café. The foster family in I Am Sam (2001) lives in Venice, while Cobra’s (Sylvester Stallone) apartment in Cobra (1986) is actually located on Westminster Ave. Ordell Robbie’s flat in Jackie Brown (1997) is located at the beach here, while Dave gets introduced to Tom-Tom at the beach in the film Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986). The fictional Pinky’s Pizza in Prayer of the Rollerboys (1990) can be seen on Westminster Ave., as well as the Life Savers-facilities in the comedy film Mixed Nuts (1994). Order your Los Angeles limousine to your favorite film locales today! While most people order a limo for cinematic tours of Los Angeles, you can also reserve an SUV, sedan or party bus. A variety of movies have also been filmed at Cornell Winery and Malibu Wines, two popular stops for a Malibu wine tour.
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So why do we love Venice? 1) Exploring the Venice Canals, 2) Strolling up Venice Boardwalk on Venice Beach, 3) Dine at one of the great restaurants or have a drink at some of the most iconic Los Angeles bars, and 4) Discover great art, for instance at LA Louver, the Binoculars Building or the Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center. Another thing we love here is limo tours of the various filming locations. Let’s head to America’s Venice and explore the Canals — whether by a Los Angeles limousine, party bus or sedan! Our LA limo service is a best rated limousine provider and also offer an award-winning, customized and luxurious Malibu wine tour. Simply looking for a ride to Venice? Call us for a limo- or LAX sedan quote today.